Dillmann to race for Venturi at Paris ePrix

Venturi have revealed that reigning Formula V8 3.5 champion Tom Dillmann will replace Maro Engel for the Paris ePrix on 20th May.

The 28-year-old Frenchman will make his Formula E debut on the streets of Paris after being called up by Venturi as a one-off replacement for Maro Engel.

Regular driver Engel will be competing for Mercedes in rounds three and four of the DTM championship.

Having tested for Team Aguri in 2015, he also drove the Venturi VM200-FE-02 when he substituted for Stephane Sarrazin in the shakedown session for the Mexico City ePrix.

Dillmann believes that the experience will go a long way to achieving his goal of securing a permanent seat in the future.

“I’m delighted with having the chance of contesting the race in France as Venturi’s reserve driver,” said Dillmann.

“Formula E is an exciting place to be for a driver – with thrilling motor racing and interesting technical developments. It goes without saying that it’s my goal to contest a full season in this series, in the future.” 

As well as his championship successes in Formula V8 3.5 and German Formula Three, Dillmann is also a race winner in Formula Renault, GP2 and in the LMP2 category of the World Endurance Championship.

“Tom already impressed us with his professionalism in Mexico where he intensely dealt with the team and the approach of the engineers,” explained Marc Gindorf, co-owner of the Venturi racing team.

“This will prove to be helpful for him in Paris. We think that he represents our perfect choice for this race.”

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Luke Murphy

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